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"What is required--and there can be no more perfect moment or action--is for President Obama to use a declaration of Arctic waters as a protected area to stand up to the oil companies, to confront their historical invincibility, and to put the logic of alternative energy and innovative practice back on the table as an essential element of his strategy and legacy through direct and courageous action."
   ~ Peter Neill from WOR 204: "No" to Arctic Drilling

World Ocean Radio: January 1-19, 2013

205: Who Advocates for the Ocean?
205: Who Advocates for the Ocean?
For as vast and significant as the ocean, there are but a few advocates at the scale required to make a difference in public awareness and action. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will discuss not only the prominent conservation-based NGOs, governmental organizations and individuals, but also two lesser known advocates--the Pew Environmental Group Global Ocean Legacy  and Wallace J. Nichols of BlueMind--very different in structure and assets yet working with comparable purpose.

204: "No" to Arctic Drilling
204: "No" to Arctic Drilling
The Arctic is one of the last great unspoiled natural areas of the world. Recent news of mishaps related to exploratory Arctic drilling remind us of the many past and present incidents of failed management, operations and technology. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will argue that it is time for the Obama administration to declare the waters of the Arctic a protected area and to put alternative energy and innovative practice back on the table, thereby following up on the promise to make climate change and energy independence among the most important issues of the next four years.

About World Ocean Radio: Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. You may also subscribe to the weekly podcast on ITunes or find us on,, and OceansInc.


World Ocean Radio, WPSU, Penn State Public Broadcasting, Pennsylvania Sea Grant Outreach and Research
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NASA | The Ocean: A Driving Force for Weather and Climate
NASA | The Ocean: Driving Force for Weather & Climate
This animation uses Earth science data from a variety of sensors on NASA Earth observing satellites to measure physical oceanographic parameters such as ocean currents, ocean winds, sea surface height and sea surface temperature. It is an excellent visualization of both the complexity and simplicity of the ocean's effect on global weather and climate and a clear explanation of how the ocean works and its implications for how we live.

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